|Publisher:||The Gaffney Ledger|
|Place of publication:||Gaffney, SC|
|Date of publication:||6/28/1895|
MOBILE, Ala., June 27. – The special sent out from Mobile that a negro, Tom Brown, was hanging to a tree near Point Clair, Baldwin county, in a teribly mutilated condition, and mortally injured, is exagerated. A negro named Tom Parker, was brought to jail at Daphne. He claimed that he had been hung up to extort a confession of robbery. He did not appear to be injured. Later swelling of the neck showed that there was some truth in his statement. The swelling subsided. No mutilation; no danger to the life of the negro. The sheriff has arrested two men, Maurice Staplton, and W. M. Swayne, whom Parker charges with stringing him up.
“Arrested for Swinging.” The Gaffney Ledger (Gaffney, SC), June 28, 1895.